Latest Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement Stories

2012-09-11 22:01:00

The BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico during the spring of 2010 could have been prevented if the experiences of earlier disasters had been put to use, REMESO researcher Charles Woolfson claims. The United States government is now accusing BP of gross negligence and deliberate misconduct, and taking the company to court. On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil platform exploded into the ocean; south of the southern coast of the US. The explosion caused the deaths of eleven...

2011-08-06 05:50:01

Shell, the largest oil company in Europe, has been given conditional approval by American government officials to begin drilling exploration wells in the Arctic Ocean in 2012, Alex Ogle of the AFP reported on Friday. In a statement released Thursday, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) confirmed that the Department of the Interior has, in Ogle's words, "opened the doors to Shell's proposal for four shallow water exploration wells in Alaska's Beaufort Sea...

2011-03-01 08:35:00

A Houston-based energy company has been awarded a permit for deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico--the first handed out by the US government since the lifting of a moratorium imposed in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, various media outlets are reporting. Noble Energy had applied for a permit to bypass for a well located some 70 miles southeast of Venice, Louisiana, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) said in a Monday press release....

2010-10-06 14:00:00

HOUSTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Shell Offshore Inc., a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, has submitted an Application for a Permit to Drill one exploration well in the Beaufort Sea in 2011. The formal submission to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Regulation and Enforcement (BOEM) is specifically for the shallow waters of Camden Bay and continues the regulatory process toward an approved summer drilling season. In 2009, the BOEM approved Shell's Offshore Alaska Plan of...

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